UCA offers particular expertise in town centre partnership and town team development and management. We have successfully set up a partnership and management services for Wembley town centre and developed both a Business Association and a Town Team for Cricklewood town centre.
We have developed a wide pool of business associates with varying expertise. We have a demonstrable ability of putting together a project partnership of different disciplines: urban designers, architects, quantity surveyors, graphic designers, shopfront designers, engineers, development planners, artists, light designers, musicians, events infrastructure suppliers and others to deliver projects. We are keen on innovation and have a pulse for organisations pushing the boundaries of their respective industries. We bring that extra something to every project.
We build sustainability and legacy into our projects. This entails training and empowering local people to give continuity to programme-funded initiatives.
We can help in bid preparation – whether assisting you to write a proposal or writing it for you.
UCA has experience working individually, as well as with community groups and local stakeholders on bids. We analyse data and capture the fundamental nature of a place to provide concrete evidence and make the best business case. We secured funding from the London Development Authority for the Enhance project in Wembley (2006-2009), the Mayor of London’s Outer London Fund in Cricklewood (2012-2014), the Mayor of London’s Find Your London events programme for Cricklewood (2016), Brent Council’s Neighbourhood Infrastructure Levy Fund on behalf of Cricklewood Town Team (2019), and Brent Council’s 2020 Culture Fund for Bang Media (2019).
Festivals and Events
Recent events include the Mill Hill ‘On Broadway’ Summer and Christmas festivals, the Heart of Wembley Festival, MidSummer Muswell festival, town centre visits from the France at Home market from Normandy, West Ealing Does Car Free Day, and the Cricklewood Silk Road Festival and Winterfest.
Workshops and Business Engagement
Our events management and promotion experience includes high-profile conferences, seminars, business networking, consultations, product promotion and destination marketing.
UCA’s strong communications skill-set includes comprehensive project reviews for stakeholders, as well as copy writing, content management, strategy and action plan development. We can also provide community outreach, promotional activities and town centre newsletters.
Contract management and out-sourcing
Our contract management expertise can help you deliver high quality services, achieve better value for money and reduce costs. We can provide interim management cover or permanent contracts for partnerships, projects and programmes.